WILLIE YOUNG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bears might lose out on Aaron Donald

There’s a plan at Halas Hall and it seems to be trending toward rebuilding the defensive line with young studs. Lamarr Houston and Willie Young are two book ends but the Bears need a defensive tackle. The decision to let Henry Melton walk was the right one. He simply wanted too much money to be an up and down player. His production just wasn’t there against quality opponents...
Via cover32 - Bears
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Lose DE Willie Young To Chicago Bears

It has been a pretty tough start to the free agency period for the Detroit Lions despite the signing of Golden Tate yesterday to a five-year deal. Strapped with salary cap issues, the Lions, who watched Willie Young grow into a prominent defensive end in 2013, his first as a regular starter, saw him leave for their division rival Chicago Bears today. The 28-year-old Young agreed...
Via FF Locker Room
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears add former Lion Young to pass rush mix

Not content with a pass rush that ranked near the bottom of the NFL last season, Chicago Bears General Manager added more reinforcement to that unit with the signing of Detroit Lions DE Willie Young. Young flashes a quick first step and looks the part of a classic rush end. He possesses a long, linear frame with a high waist [...]
Via Bears Claws
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have a new defensive need after Chicago Bears sign one of their starters

Willie Young has left the building. The Detroit Lions starting left defensive end has moved a few hours west to division rival Chicago Bears. He signed a three year deal worth $9 million, $3.5 million of that guaranteed. This wasn’t entirely unexpected. After the first few days of free agency, it became obvious that the Lions would not be able to afford resign Young, they just...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Young agrees to three-year deal with Bears

Willie Young will take his fishing pole to the Windy City. Young, a former seventh-round draft pick who played his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions, agreed a three-year free-agent contract Thursday with the Chicago Bears worth a reported $9 million with nearly $4 million guaranteed. Young, 28, made three sacks last season while starting 15 of the Lions' 16 games. It...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Sign DE Willie Young To A Three-Year Deal

Update: LM: #Bears have agreed to terms with former Lions DE Willie Young on 3-year contract. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 13, 2014 ——— Tom Pelissero reports that the Chicago Bears have signed former Lions DE Willie Young agreed to a three-year contract. Pelissero adds that Young receives $9 million in total with $3.95 million guaranteed to go along with a $2...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
RUBBING IT IN

Lions DE Willie Young taunts Tom Brady

Detroit Lions DE Willie Young decided to taunt New England Patriots QB Tom Brady after his pass went for an incompletion during Thursday’s preseason game.  I guess Young is unaware of the fact that this was a preseason game.  Young was also flagged on the play for taunting, negating the 3rd down incompletion and giving the Patriots a first down. [YouTube]
Via Diehardsport
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions need big year from Willie Young

No more Mr. August. This is the year defensive end Willie Young has to produce for the Detroit Lions when it counts. A year ago, Young was anointed by many as the breakout player to watch following a standout preseason. He took advantage of teammate Cliff Avril's absence early in training camp and carried that momentum into the exhibition games when he was all over the field...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
BONE OF CONTENTION

Lions DE considered amputation after injury

Detroit Lions DE Willie Young sliced open his finger making a tackle and the injury was so severe that he considered amputation. MLive Lions beat writer Justin Rogers tweeted a picture of the photo, which is not for the squeamish. So, even though the photo is embedded with Rogers' tweet below, we'll give you a chance to bail before looking. Continue reading →
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Young hopes to be big fish for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - You know you're a fishing fanatic when that's your sack dance in the NFL. Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young put his creative celebration on display during last year's Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears. After throwing quarterback Jay Cutler to the ground, Young went into a fly-fishing routine that ended with him pretending to reel...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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